not so. some plans will call for blocking on taller walls (over 10') exterior and interior. there were several other posters who do the same thing as me and they don't need to fireblock (and i don't on tall exterior walls). give in reveivl.Thank you for not flaming.
What I am saying is that the extra work and material you are putting into your walls is serving no purpose. Yes, absolutely it makes your walls stronger laterally to a small degree under loads that they are not designed to take or pass on and will never receive.
You are doing it because it is the fire code where you are. For no other reason. There is no other reason.
I thought you did it for structural reasons, or 'best practice' reasons, now you have devolved to 'because it looks good'? And you do it for free?
Take a deep breath, listen to some of the guys on this site way more knowledgeable than me about the craft and maybe you'll make it to be whining about your knees and back after 40 years of framing.:thumbsup:
i will go above and beyond to make things look good. i work for general contractors predominantly, some guys ask me to block ALL their walls because the rocker has an easier time with no obscene crowns. they like neat work. i like neat work. you're not denying the structural benefit either. what's the point of arguing, just tell me you love blocks :clap: